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Military Sexual Trauma: A Silent SyndromeThis article examines an age-old problem, sexual assault, through the lens of its occurrence within the military culture. Specific cases as well as Department of Defense responses to better handle these issues are offered to educate psychiatric mental health nurses of the potential differences in symptomatology and presentation of MST. It is clear that this fact appears to be an increasing problem with the predicted cohort of returning Veterans appearing both in the VA system as well as in civilian locations, hospitals, community centers and especially the workplace. It will be critical to develop training materials and pursue further research to identify this silent syndrome of MST in order to better meet the needs of our returning Veterans.
Sexual Violence in the Workplace: It happens hereEver since the documentary The Invisible War (2012) aired there has been increased focus and attention on Military Sexual Trauma (MST). Two years later the documentary The Hunting Ground (2014) highlighted and brought increased interest to the issue of sexual assault/violence on college campuses. Other than occasional news stories about sexual misconduct in major corporations, there has not been a lot of research or attention paid to the issue of sexual violence in the workplace. This paper reviews some of the basic concepts and terminology around the nature of sexual violence and then highlights the role leadership plays in the workplace for prevention and treatment options.